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  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Ivy. You either like her story of coming to terms with her sexuality, or want this one-girl Spotlight-Stealing Squad to just leave already.
    • Mist, due to a certain unethical act. See Broken Base.
  • Broken Base: A lot of the fanbase is torn on Mist sending bottle messages outlining some of Tilly's more devious deeds from the Playa to Stranded Island where the game is being played. Some say that Mist was outright cheating and that it makes Tilly Unintentionally Sympathetic, while others feel that Tilly deserves it anyway and that Mist doesn't need to feel bad for what she did.
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  • Crazy Awesome: Otis.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Otis for being a strong contender for the funniest character Cragmite has ever created.
    • Quadesh for being the story's Butt-Monkey at first, her Jerk with a Heart of Gold traits, and very snarky lines.
    • For a character who lasts only five episodes, and didn't get much focus until her elimination, Mist is very popular.
    • Walter. First voted off, and yet he was a very memorable character. Helps that he's extremely hilarious in the Aftermaths.
  • Growing the Beard: The story's initial episodes are kinda slow-paced and boring. Episode 5 is considered the point when the story takes off.
  • Iron Woobie:
    • Xadrian has had to live a life of poverty with his father, his mother dying (hinted to be from childbirth) being forced to kill animals and eat them to survive, and that's before the show started! Early on, he's the subject of Betilla's bullying and is ostracized for his less-than-ideal habits. And just when it seems like things could finally go up for him, a little accident causes him to get seriously injured and voted off due to sympathy. And yet, he never complains about hit, and just keeps moving along with his life.
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    • Otis is revealed to have been one all along in the finale. The boy lost his family in a train wreck when he was four, has full memory of what happened and yet is able to keep going and stay smiling despite it all.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • Alfie in Episode 6. That Humiliation Conga was just sad.
    • Kelly is one of the major antagonists, and has done some rather devious things. But, she feels rather guilty for what she's doing.
    • Tilly of all people seems to be getting this treatment near the end of the game. She reveals that she has neglectful parents who only pay attention to her brothers, she discovers that she has been diagnosed with Avoidant Personality Disorder, and she becomes reviled by everyone else in the game when some of her more underhanded schemes are revealed by someone she had eliminated, all within the span of one episode. And that's not to mention Operation Chocolate Covered Sundae. Even after all she's done, it's hard to not feel at least a little sorry for her.
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  • Love to Hate: Betilla, Tilly.
  • Magnificent Bastard: A few.
    • Ub has managed to score an alliance with almost everybody so far. He also ended up being the reason why Betilla got eliminated by telling his alliancemate Ivy to cast a hinky vote.
    • Sampson's fake twist allowed him to bypass a large portion of the game. He eventually gave up on it to avoid Donald and Otis ratting him out.
    • Kelly of all people has played a critical part in the eliminations of Alfie, Joanne and Betilla.
    • Tilly, despite her reputation among the others, still manages to convince everyone that Donald has been threatening her safety throughout the entire game and forcing her to to all those villainous things.
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • Ub crosses it when he blackmails Ivy over her sexuality.
    • Tilly crosses it when she taunts Xadrian about his dead mother, causing him to fall down a ledge and break his leg.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Ub, after he blackmailed Ivy.
    • Tilly as well.
    • Ivy to one half of the fandom.
    • Kelly for being a waste of a potentially interesting villain (a Mean Character, Nice Actor who has a very good reason for playing a devious game) instead turning into a boring, Wangsty Villain Sue. She's also disliked for being the "good" villain in-universe only because of her being not as bad as Tilly and Ub.
    • Most people who don't find Flynn annoying, selfish, or mean-spirited tend to forget he exists at all. He may be the only character in the whole fic to not have any fans, which, considering the characters listed above him, is saying something.
  • Shocking Elimination: Every elimination has at least some suspense, but the eliminations of Mist and Ned take the cake.
  • Unpopular Popular Character: Quadesh.
  • Wangst:
    • Ivy at times.
    • Tilly is an intentional example.
    • Kelly's sadness about being torn over playing the game gets old quick.
  • What Could Have Been:
  • What an Idiot!:
    • Alfie cements his Too Dumb to Live nature by giving a very powerful idol to Kelly because she lied saying that it made him wear a pink speedo, which would clash with his over-the-top macho nature.
    • Hey, Donald and Otis, you've just found out your Arch-Enemy has been BS'ing everyone the whole time. What are you going to do now? What?! Don't blackmail him!
    • Tilly's strategy of being the swing vote has done nothing but burn bridges with damn well everyone, and yet she keeps doing it.
    • Larry, of all people, misinterprets a scene with Charles and Penta as the former trying to flirt with the latter, and immediately targets Charles for elimination without asking anyone (not even Penta) what happened.
  • The Woobie:
    • Mist because of her nightmares.
    • Penta, due to how things with Kelly have been going.
    • Donald is routinely subjected to some rather mean punishment. Thankfully, he has Yoko and Otis.
    • Quadesh makes her first ever real friend in episode 5, then said friend is voted off less than a chapter later. Not to mention that she had been up for elimination every time in the first few rounds and wasn't well-liked by the others. She also takes it pretty hard when Otis, whom she loves very much, rejected her, causing her to blame herself and her Asperger Syndrome. Hard not to want to give her a hug.
    • Ivy goes through a lot of stress throughout the game, due to internal sources as well as external.
    • Charles loses his best friend and girlfriend, blames himself for everything that goes wrong, and got voted off over a big misunderstanding.
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